What is Personal Counseling and who is it for?
What types of services does the Personal Counseling Department provide?
I do not know if my problems are “that bad.” Should I still see a Personal Counselor?
How do I make an appointment with a Personal Counselor?
How many times will I see a Personal Counselor?
Is Personal Counseling confidential?
Yes. The Personal Counseling Department protects student privacy and confidentiality. PCD records are not kept as part of student academic record. PCD staff will not answer questions about any student from parents, family members, friends, significant others, professors, employers, or anyone else outside of the Personal Counseling Department. PCD will release information from counseling sessions to outside parties only upon written authorization from the student and other limited exceptions.
In addition to written authorization, the Personal Counseling Department may release confidential information when:
- Student expresses plans to harm self
- Student expresses plans to harm others
- Abuse or neglect of a child, adult, or elderly person is made known to Personal Counselor
What is the WCC CARE Team?
The campus CARE Team is a cross-functional committee of faculty, staff and administrators who identify, assess and mitigate risks associated with students exhibiting concerning behavior or thoughts. In order to address the wellbeing and security of the community and the individual, the CARE Team will partner with the community and recommend interventions that help ensure the likelihood of a positive and safe resolution.
The Personal Counseling Department staff reserves the right to disclose information to the CARE Team when the safety and wellbeing of this student or others is of concern. When possible, the PCD staff will inform the student of the information being shared.
If I tell a Personal Counselor that I have been drinking alcohol under the age of 21 or using illegal substances like marijuana, will it be reported to police?
What happens if I miss my appointment with a Personal Counselor?
I do not take any classes at the Main Campus in Valhalla, can I still receive Personal Counseling services?
If you have any other questions or would like more information about the Personal Counseling Department, please do not hesitate to reach out.